Southend’s Stockvale Investments has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise as part of the Promoting Opportunity section of the 2020 business honours.
The Adventure Island owner was recognised for its achievements in promoting social mobility among the community, as one of seven winners in the category. “The Queen’s Award is a royal seal of approval for the UK’s most outstanding businesses,” said Jennifer Tolhurst, Lord-Lieutenant of Essex.
“They are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, and it is a proud moment for Essex.”
Listing Stockvale’s award in a commemorative publication of the London Gazette, the Miller family’s company was praised for “providing opportunity for younger members of our community to improve their wellbeing, self-esteem and development.”
The award entitles the family-run firm, which also operates Southend’s Sealife Adventure, to a Grant of Appointment, attendance at the official reception, and the right to fly the Queen’s Awards flag at its headquarters for a period of five years.
The win follows an initiative led by the Lord-Lieutenant’s office last year, that aimed to promote application to the awards for Essex business under one of four categories; international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.